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Extra Life Explained

Extra Life, a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, leverages the passion of the gaming community to rally support for our 170 member hospitals. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids.

Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $70 million for member hospitals.

How to participate

  • Sign up: Pledge to play games from your home or online. Play during the 24-hour marathon (first weekend in November) or on any day that works for you!
  • Fundraise & Recruit: Ask your family and friends to donate to your fundraising. Create a team and recruit others to join you!
  • Play games, heal kids: Raise funds, have fun, and help heal kids at your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital!

Why support Extra Life and CMN Hospitals

More than 10 million kids enter Children’s Miracle Network Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Extra Life is among various programs that support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

Getting Started

•Share (and share often) on your social media channels
•Write a blog post
Have a question? Join us on our Discord!

Don’t forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!